Apollo

By Fritz Graf

© 2007 – Routledge

190 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Fritz Graf here presents a survey of a god once thought of as the most powerful of gods, and capable of great wrath should he be crossed: Apollo the sun god.

From his first attestations in Homer, through the complex question of pre-Homeric Apollo, to the opposition between Apollo and Dionysos in nineteenth and twentieth-century thinking, Graf examines Greek religion and myth to provide a full account of Apollo in the ancient world.

For students of Greek religion and culture, of myth and legend, and in the fields of art and literature, Apollo will provide an informative and enlightening introduction to this powerful figure from the past.

Table of Contents

Why Apollo?: Why Write a Book on a God? Key Themes 1. Apollo in Homer 2. Apollo the Musician 3. Oracular Apollo 4. Apollo, God of Healing 5. Apollo, the Young, and the City 6. Origins Apollo afterwards Chapter 7.Apollo’s Flourishing Aftermath

About the Author

Fritz Graf is currently Professor of Greek and Latin and Director of the Center for Epigraphical Studies at The Ohio State University. His main research interests are the religions of the Greek and Roman world, and his numerous publications include Greek Mythology: An Introduction (1993), Magic in the Ancient World (1997), and with Sarah Iles Johnston, Ritual texts for th Afterlife: The Bacchic Gold Tablets (2006)

About the Series

Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

Routledge is pleased to present an exciting new series, Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World. These figures of classical antiquity are embedded in our culture, many functioning as the sources of creative inspiration for poets, novelists, artists, composers and filmmakers. These concise and comprehensive guides provide a thorough understanding of each figure, offering the latest in critical research from the leading scholars in the field in an accessible and approachable form, making them ideal for undergraduates in Classics and related disciplines.

Concerned with their multifaceted aspects within the world of ancient paganism and how and why these figures continue to fascinate, the books provide a route into understanding Greek and Roman polytheism in the 21st century.

Each volume includes illustrations, time charts, family trees and maps where appropriate.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HIS002010
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
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REFERENCE / General
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RELIGION / General
REL072000
RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology